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Saturday 9th June 2018

The Rose Bowl, Leeds (513 as the main meeting room and 515 & 525 – please go to the 5th Floor on arrival for registration)

10:00 to 14:30

Leeds City Council, Leeds Beckett University and the Royal Town Planning Institute are pleased to present our joint neighbourhood planning  for inner-city and disadvantaged communities conference.

The event is aimed at well-established groups across the country as well as those who have had problems in getting started or are considering whether Neighbourhood planning could be for them. Local authority officers, councillors and others who work in neighbourhood planning will also find the event useful with workshops focusing on their needs too.

Full Programme

10.00   Registration and refreshments

10.15   Chair’s introduction – Ian Mackay, Neighbourhood Planning Manager, Leeds City Council

10.20   Tony Burton – Convener of Neighbourhood Planners.London

‘Neighbourhood planning and the inner city – take-up, progress and achievements to date’

10.50   Eamon Mythen – Local Plans Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

‘The Government’s vision for the inner-city and the role for neighbourhood planning

11.15   Morning workshops (please choose one)

  1. How to get started, a step-by-step guide with Abbie Miladinovic (Planner, Leeds City Council) and Hannah Vallis (Programme Manager, East Street Arts)
  2. Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning with Daniel Stone (Project Manager, Centre for Sustainable Energy)
  3. Community engagement and neighbourhood planning with Hannah Barter (Director, Urban Vision Enterprise Community Interest Company)

12.00   Networking lunch

12.45   Case study – Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan (before and after)

Anne Hopper – Holbeck Neighbourhood Forum

Tony Ray – Planning Aid England Volunteer

1.30     John Wilkinson – Neighbourhood Planning Officer, Locality

‘Funding and support for neighbourhood plans – Making the most of what is available and overcoming challenges’

13.45   Q&A and problem solving with expert panel

2.30     Close and next steps


To attend, please click on the link below. The standard rate fee is £15 with concessions for unemployed and members of local Neighbourhood Planning groups.